Gear Locations

This page provides up to date information on static gear operations within a particular sea area. Please note that the specified areas are for information only. We strongly suggest that mobile operators working in close proximity to the areas make contact with the vessel/s concerned in order to determine the precise locations of the static gear.

We work to encourage mutual respect between all sectors of the industry so as to avoid spatial conflict.

It is important that static gear is correctly marked; information regarding marking can be found here and here.

In May 2018, the Scottish Government announced new measures to improve requirements for static gear within 12 nm of Scottish baselines. It entails:

  • Issuing guidance setting out best practice for marking static gear
  • Introducing legislation to prevent marking gear with inappropriate items such as milk cartons and netted footballs
  • Requiring licensed fishermen to mark buoys etc. with the PLN
  • Requiring unlicensed fishermen to mark gear with a unique reference number provided by Marine Scotland

Please note, in order to update our website with new creel co-ordinates the following template (which can be found here) must be completed and sent to lianne@swfpa.com.

Lily V WK 46 – 26.11.2021

26th November 20211637884800000 || 1637884800

Aurora AH 17 Creels – 17.11.2021

17th November 20211637107200000 || 1637107200

Camann II BF 160 Creels – 16.11.2021

16th November 20211637020800000 || 1637020800

Asterion AH 15 Creels – 16.11.2021

16th November 20211637020800000 || 1637020800

Ashley AH 90 Creels – 16.11.2021

16th November 20211637020800000 || 1637020800

Still Game LH 222 – 12.11.2021

12th November 20211636675200000 || 1636675200

Interceptor ME 9 – 10.11.2021

10th November 20211636502400000 || 1636502400

Wraith ME 8 – 10.11.2021

10th November 20211636502400000 || 1636502400

Soph Ash Jay 3 LH60 – 08.11.2021

8th November 20211636329600000 || 1636329600

Jas-N 3 LH50 – 08.11.2021

8th November 20211636329600000 || 1636329600

Boy Gordon A441 – 02.11.2021

2nd November 20211635811200000 || 1635811200

Usan Lass ME 50 & Sophie ME 20 – 01.11.2021

1st November 20211635724800000 || 1635724800

Freedom B & Sophy Rose – 01.11.2021

1st November 20211635724800000 || 1635724800